Nobel Biocare launches creos syntoprotect

creosTM syntoprotect joins xenoprotect, allo.gain, allo.protect, xenogain and wound dressing to establish Nobel Biocare as the supplier of choice for natural or synthetic regeneration need.

Nobel Biocare has partnered with the synthetic membrane market leader and launched creos™ syntoprotect, a new line of dense PTFE membranes, expanding its portfolio of regenerative products.

The move allows Nobel Biocare and its family of carefully-designed regeneration solutions – creos – to take a decisive step towards meeting the ever-diverse needs of dental professionals.

The creos™ syntoprotect dense PTFE membranes are designed to withstand exposure to the oral cavity for extraction socket management when primary closure is not possible.

The line also offers 13 shapes of titanium-reinforced dense PTFE membranes for ridge augmentations and grafting large osseous defects.

By launching syntoprotect, Nobel Biocare is bringing to market a new solution that is based on an established technology with more than 25 years of clinical practice.

“With syntoprotect we aim to provide our customers with the confidence and peace of mind they are looking for,” said Philip Schulze-Smidt, vice president/ general manager of Regenerative Solutions, Business Development and Strategy. “The result is a line of synthetic solutions that promises to bring proven predictability1,2 and efficacy3,4,5 to tissue and bone regeneration, while introducing attractive design features.”

Finally, the 13 titanium-reinforced membrane options are easy to trim and versatile in shaping and positioning.

“Every patient is different: we know it and our customers know it. creos™ syntoprotect marks a turning point for our creos line, complementing our barrier membrane offering so we can provide dental professionals with natural and synthetic solutions for different indications, from a source they can trust,” added Schulze-Smidt.

creos™ syntoprotect is now available in Europe and United States, where the line of creos regenerative products is conveniently available from the Nobel Biocare online store or through any Nobel Biocare Sales Representative.

creos™ syntoprotect will become available in additional geographies in the coming months.


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2. Hoffman O, Bartee BK, Beaumont C, Kasaj A, Deli G, Zafiropoulos GG. Alveolar bone preservation in extraction sockets using non-resorbable dense PTFE membranes: A retrospective non-randomized study. J Periodontol 2008;79:1355-1369.

3. Fotek PD, Neiva RF, Wang HL. Comparison of dermal matrix and polytetrafluoroethylene membrane for socket bone augmentation: a clinical and histologic study. J Periodontol 2009;80:776-785.

4. Barboza EP, Francisco BS, Ferreira VF. Soft tissue enhancement using non-expanded PTFE membranes without primary closure [abstract]. Presented at the 2008 Research Forum Poster Session. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) in Seattle, WA, September 6-9, 2008.

5. Ronda M, Rebaudi A, Torelli L, Stacchi C. Expanded vs. dense polytetrafluoroethylene membranes in vertical ridge augmentation around dental implants: a prospective randomized controlled clinical trial. Clin. Oral Impl. Res. 2014 Jul;25(7):859-66.